Lecture & Lab: Why Good Training Programs Incorporate Both February 5, 2013 Uncategorized Share This Article With so many different allied health training programs for aspiring healthcare professionals to choose from, it’s important to do your research and make an informed decision about which program provides the best mix of traditional classroom time and hands-on learning. Quality training programs will incorporate learning in both a classroom and a laboratory environment in order to present the material in a variety of settings and formats, and allow for a richer, more complete educational experience. The most effective instructors teach through an interactive and participatory approach, which facilitates student interaction and keeps students engaged. While lectures are a critical component of any healthcare training program, labs and clinical courses are also important. Learning activities performed in a lab setting help students learn with participatory problem-solving exercises, presentations, and hands-on experiences that engage their senses. They also prepare students for real-world scenarios they may face on the job. If you are looking to enter the field of allied health and want to make sure you choose a school with both lectures and labs, contact Arizona College to schedule a campus visit and tour our classroom and laboratory facilities.